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Old November 11th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #1
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Currently Project Free update to OS X 10.8?

I am currently project free and feel it might be time to update my MAC OS to the new Mountain Lion OS X 10.8.
Using an early 2011 -17" MBP laptop computer.
Will it recognize the SXS card, will the log and transfer, and xdcam browsers all work?
Using FCP 7
I have read newer version of OS X might not work on older computers.
Anyone with my setup using all latest software?
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Old November 12th, 2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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Re: Currently Project Free update to OS X 10.8?

I have no problems at all and I'm using the same setup - it works great.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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Re: Currently Project Free update to OS X 10.8?

Simple answer is to clone your current drive, then update. If you get any problems you can revert to the clone and be back up and running with a guaranteed working system within 30 minutes or so. I clone my FCP 7 setup around once a month, I can't be in a position where it doesn't work or has glitches, Time Machine is OK but it's not as easy to revert a system back to a working setup as a clone drive. Try "Super Duper", the basic version (free) will clone your current system and give you peace of mind.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #4
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Old November 12th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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Re: Currently Project Free update to OS X 10.8?

Always a good idea to BU before installing major or minor updates.

If you have had any problems lately. It is not a bad idea to do a clean reinstall, but if everything seems fine then go ahead.

I always repair permissions and repair discs with disc warrior before updates. It can prevent problems.

I have a 2012 MBPretina 10.8.2 with FCPX 10.0.6 and all the XDcam stuff from Sony as well as CS6 suite. I use a Thunderbolt to SxS adapter to transfer SxS cards, everything works perfectly and is very fast.

Enjoy!
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Old November 13th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #6
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Re: Currently Project Free update to OS X 10.8?

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Are you using the Sonnet exp card adaptor with TB to down load your cards?

I had read that 10.8.2 was breaking the sonnet SXS drive ..? 10.8.0 had been ok but the 10.8.2 was NG..??
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Old November 13th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #7
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Updated the OS system.
When I try to install new SXS drivers etc all i get is

“SxS Device Driver Installer” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer."

Where do I go from here??
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Old November 13th, 2012, 06:14 AM   #8
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System Prefs > Security & Privacy > General > "Allow applications downloaded from:" > Select "Anywhere", install then change setting back to Mac App Store.
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Olof

Are you using the Sonnet exp card adaptor with TB to down load your cards?

I had read that 10.8.2 was breaking the sonnet SXS drive ..? 10.8.0 had been ok but the 10.8.2 was NG..??
I am using:

Sonnet Echo ExpressCard/34 Thunderbolt Adapter - SONY and ARRI ALEXA SxS Media Reader

NOTE.

I was having problems now I just tested an import. It locked up my MBP both using XDcam Browser and FCPX 10.0.6...

I downloaded the latest drivers from sonnet and now everything is back to working perfectly.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #10
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System Prefs > Security & Privacy > General > "Allow applications downloaded from:" > Select "Anywhere", install then change setting back to Mac App Store.
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